This amazing tool will set your screws to the same adjustable depth each and every time. Once target depth is reached, the Auto-Stop mechanism inside the tool disengages the driver bit and stops the screw from driving further - without stripping the screw recess or damaging the deck surface.
Note from the manufacturer, Starborn Industries:
Instructions for Use
Loosen Locking Ring (2) and set fastener depth by moving the Adjustment Ring (3) to the desired position. The adjustment ring must engage at least two full threads of the tool body. Secure the Adjustment Ring with the Locking Ring (2). To determine the desired screw depth, practice on scrap material.
Drill in a straight and stable fashion with a standard drill*. The screw is set when the Auto-Stop™ mechanism engages fully. In most decking materials, the tool makes a clear popping sound when the Auto-Stop™ engages.
Replacing Driver Bit
Disconnect power and retract tool fully; remove bit with pliers. To insert new bit, retract tool fully and insert bit all the way into tool.
*Note: Impact drivers may not set screws to the correct depth and may cause the locking ring to come loose. Standard drills are recommended for use with the Smart-Bit Depth Setter.
Works with Torx® and Phillips® Bits
Each tool includes one T-20 bit in the tool and four additional replacement bits ( (2) T-20 bits, (1) T-25 and (1) #2 Phillips bit
Depth Setter Demo